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Conference´s topics:

  • Protected cultivation
  • Fertilization
  • Breeding and genetic resources
  • Organic production
  • Varia (any topic under theme Horticulture)

The NJF Conference on Horticulture will take place from 10-12 June, 2019.

Conference programme:

DAY 1: June 10, 2019

09:00 - 17:00  

Excursion
Professional farms: Jaagumäe Agro OÜ (vegetable production on open land) and Aran Farming company (strawberry and raspberry production under plastic tunnels).

A little sightseeing walking tour at Taevaskoja.

17:00 - 18:30   Tartu City Tour
Tartu City Tour begins and ends in front of the entrance of Hotel Dorpat.
20:00 - 22:00  

Welcome reception at Tartu Centre for Creative Industries (Address: Kalevi 17, Tartu)
Welcome by the Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm

DAY 2: June 11, 2019

Room: TBC
Address: Tartu Environmental Education Centre, Lille 10, Tartu

8:30 - 9.00   Registration
9:00 - 9:20   Opening of the conference
Fredrik FogelbergPresident of NJF​
Toomas KevvaiVice-chancellor of the Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia
Andre Veskioja, Director of Estonian Crop Research Institute
Margit Olle, The head of local organizing committee
9:20 - 9:30   Group photo
9:30 - 10:00   Keynote speaker: Prof. Ülo Niinemets, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Lecture: "Global climate change and stress in agricultural plants"
10:00 - 10:40   Session I: Protected cultivation
Session chair: David Marks, Levity Crop Science Ltd., United Kingdom
10:00 - 10:20   Asta Bylaite, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania
 - "The antioxidative potential of lettuces after inoculation by Botrytis cinerea"
10:20 - 10:40   Sally Wilkinson, Levity Crop Science Ltd., United Kingdom
 - „Stabilising urea nitrogen increases stress resilience, quality and biomass growth in lettuce, by increasing chlorophyll content and early root development“
10:40 - 11:10   Coffee break
11:10 - 12:40   Session II: Fertilization
Session chair: Sally Wilkinson, Levity Crop Science Ltd., United Kingdom
11:10 - 11:30   Terhi Suojala-Ahlfors, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
 - "Resource-efficient vegetable production in Finland"
11:30 - 11:50   David Marks, Levity Crop Science Ltd., United Kingdom
 - "Calcium absorption in strawberry, the link between polar-auxin transport, ripening and fruit firmness"
11:50 - 12:10   Julie Lajeunesse, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
 - "Cultivar evaluation and nitrogen fertilization of haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) in Northern Quebec, Canada"
12:10 - 13:10   Lunch
13:10 - 14:30   Session III: Varia
Session chair: Kirsty McKinnon, Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture, Norway
13:10 - 13:30   Suchith Anand, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, United Kingdom
 - "Accelerating innovations in Agriculture using Open Data"
13:30 - 13:50   Eha Kruus, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
 - "Sustainable adaptation of typical farming systems to climate change: Northern perspective"
13:50 - 14:10   Fredrik Fogelberg, President of NJF, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
 - "Physical weed control on railways - cutting and uprooting of vegetation"
14:10 - 14:30   Fredrik Fogelberg, President of NJF, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
 - "The horticultural heritage of the Swedish railway – trees and shrubs in plantations 1900-1970"
14:30 - 15:00   Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00   Workshop: Dr. Margit Olle, Estonian Crop Reasearch Institute 
Title of workshop: Effective microorganisms in plant production. Myth or reality?
16:00 - 17:00   Plum tree planting for the memory of the NJF conference on horticulture (garden of Tartu Environmental Education Centre)
19:00 - 22:00   Dinner with live music from Matis Leima in restaurant University Cafe, in the room Winter Garden

DAY 3: June 12, 2019

Room: TBC

9:30 - 10:00   Registration
 10:00 - 10:30   Keynote speaker: Prof. Marika Mänd, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Lecture: Bee-vectoring in horticulture: hazards and utility
10:30 - 12:10   Session IV: Breeding and genetic resources
Session chair: Ave Kikas, Polli Horticultural Research Centre, Institute of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
10:30 - 10:50   Kristiina Laanemets, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia
 - "Using two sets of consensus primers for determining sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) self-incompatibility alleles“
10:50 - 11:10   Ingrid Bender, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia
 - "Cultivation of potato onion (Allium cepa var. aggregatum) in Estonia“
11:10 - 12:30   Lunch and poster session
  Asta Ramaskeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University Agricultural Academy, Lithuania
 - "Effects of different biological preparations on the yield and quality of organically grown onions"
  Tapio Salo, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
 - "Plant nutrition in strip-cropping and use of organic fertilizers"
  Terhi Suojala-Ahlfors, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
 - "Phosphorus fertilization of field vegetables"
  Saara Tuohimetsä, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
 - "Cryopreservation of the genetic resources of old Finnish potato onions (Allium cepa L. Aggregatum-Group)“
  Ave Kikas, Polli Horticultural Research Centre, Institute of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
 - "New blackcurrant cultivars from Estonian breeding programme"
  Dace Silina, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
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"Blueberries yield under different environmental condition"
  Toivo Univer, Polli Horticultural Research Centre, Institute of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
 - "Breeding apple scab resistant cultivars in Estonia“
  Frederik Fogelberg, President of NJF, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
- "Bean based dairy analogs"
12:30 - 14:30   Session V: Organic production
Session chair: Frederik Fogelberg, President of NJF, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
12:30 - 12:50   Margit Olle, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia
 - "The effect of Silicon on the organically grown cucumber transplants growth and quality“
12:50 - 13:10   Bente Foereid, NIBIO, Norway
 - "Replacement of peat in horticulture by organic residues“
13:10 - 13:30   Kirsty McKinnon, Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture, Norway
 - "Quality testing of commercial and self-made transplant media“
13:30 - 13:50   Eeva-Liisa Juvonen, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
 - "Properties of concentrated reject water, biochar and effective micro-organisms as fertilizer and substrate in organic production“
13:50 - 14:10   Sandra Dane, Institute of Horticulture, Latvia
 - "Soil biological activity in organic growing of Chaenomeles japonica“
14:10 - 14:30   Discussion, concluding remarks and closing the conference
Chairs: Fredrik Fogelberg, NJF president, Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
Margit Olle, Estonian Crop Research Institute, Estonia
14:30 - 16:00   Closing reception

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event programme!